Makthepharak v. State

Defendant was charged as a juvenile with alternative counts of first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder, among other charges, for offenses that occurred when Defendant was sixteen years old. The State filed a motion for adult prosecution (MAP) asking the district court to certify Defendant as an adult for prosecution of the charges. The district court granted the MAP and convicted Defendant of first-degree felony murder, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions. Defendant later filed a motion to correct illegal sentence, which the district court denied. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court erred by construing Defendant’s motion as an improper method of attack, but the error was not prejudicial because Defendant’s claim was still considered, and properly denied, on the merits. View "Makthepharak v. State" on Justia Law